Feb 19

Alphorns Included on Swiss Hikes!

A few days ago we posted images of these bagpipers on the Hiker’s Haute Route. Here’s another shot from that same day.

Just a few hours later, on the descent to the tiny village of Gruben, RW trip leader Dave Gruss and his guests had a chance to try their hand at a very ancient form of alpine communication, the Swiss alphorn.

Dave writes, “On the other side hiking down into Gruben we came upon a farm with a few folks sitting on their porch. The gentleman with the alpenhorn chatted me up and the next thing you know he pulls the horn out of a bag and gets a few of our crew on the deck giving it hell. Great stuff!”

Great stuff indeed!

If you’ve got your own alphorn, then by all means, bring it on your next hiking tour in Switzerland. Don’t have your own horn? No worries. Alphorns have a way of showing up on Ryder-Walker hiking tours!

Photo by Dave Gruss

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